## How do you calculate rear wheel travel

“The best method for measuring frame travel may be to **remove the shock and measure the vertical travel at the rear axle**, with the suspension linkage at the full shock length, and at the shock bottom-out length (original eye-to-eye minus manufacturers specified shock stroke).

## What is a wheel travel

Wheel travel is **the distance that is designed in for the wheel/tire assembly to move vertically without bottoming out either at the top or the bottom of the motion**. The suspension's job is to ensure that despite any bumps or ruts, the vehicle stays as level and smooth as possible.

## How is rear wheel travel calculated

“The best method for measuring frame travel may be to **remove the shock and measure the vertical travel at the rear axle**, with the suspension linkage at the full shock length, and at the shock bottom-out length (original eye-to-eye minus manufacturers specified shock stroke).

## How do you calculate travel shocks

Raise the wheel to ~4” above ride height (measured vertically), record the exact compression. Measure and record the distance between the shock mounts. The amount the shock moved between droop and bump divided by the amount you moved the wheel is your **motion ratio**.

## How much travel does my rear shock have

Stroke travel: This is how much a rear shock compresses. It is comparatively short: **1.5” to 3”**.

## How do you calculate wheel travel

Since the circumference is equal to πx D, it is equal to: 3.14 x 3.125" = 9.81". With the wheel turning 9.81" in one revolution, it would travel: **9.81" x 3.625 revolutions** or 35.56" total.

## How is wheel travel measured

Start with the vehicle at ride height. Droop the wheel ~4” below ride height (measured vertically), record the exact droop. Measure and record the distance between the shock mounts. … The amount the shock moved between droop and bump divided by the amount you moved the wheel is your motion ratio.

## What is the travel on a bike

Travel is simply **the maximum distance that either the front or rear suspension of the Mountain Bike can compress**, when absorbing force, before bottoming out. The higher the travel the more force the suspension can comfortably absorb.

## Are all rear shocks the same size

Each manufacturer and frame may use a different size shock and your bike is not guaranteed to function properly without using the correct size.

## How do you calculate rear travel

**The most accurate method for shock measurement:**

- Measure the eye to eye length.
- Attach a shock pump and slowly remove all the air from the shock.
- Compress the shock fully and measure the eye to eye length again.
- Subtract this measurement from the initial eye to eye length to find the usable stroke. (ie. 185 – 132.5 = 52.5)